Bear Lake County, Idaho Population 2021

Bear Lake County, Idaho's estimated population is 6,287 with a growth rate of 1.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bear Lake County, Idaho is the 37th largest county in Idaho. The 2010 Population was 5,969 and has seen a growth of 5.33% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20216,287811.31%
20206,206811.32%
20196,125811.34%
20186,044210.35%
20176,023961.62%
20165,927480.82%
20155,879-47-0.79%
20145,926-22-0.37%
20135,948560.95%
20125,892-64-1.07%
20115,956-13-0.22%
20105,969-115-1.89%
19906,084-847-12.22%
19806,9311,13019.48%
19705,801-1,347-18.84%
19607,1483144.59%
19506,834-1,077-13.61%
19407,911390.50%
19307,872-911-10.37%
19208,7831,05413.64%
19107,7296789.62%
19007,05199416.41%
18906,0572,82287.23%
18803,2350.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.31%
County Website
State
Founded
January 5, 1875
County Seat
2010 Population
5,969
Growth Since 2010
5.33%
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Bear Lake County, Idaho Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,65994.32%
Some Other Race1141.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native681.13%
Two or More Races661.10%
Black or African American530.88%
Asian400.67%
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Bear Lake County, Idaho Population by Race

Bear Lake County, Idaho Population Pyramid $2021

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Bear Lake County, Idaho Median Age

39.6


Total

39.1


Male

40


Female

Bear Lake County, Idaho Adults

There are 4,416 adults, (1,235 of whom are seniors) in Bear Lake County, Idaho.

Bear Lake County, Idaho Age Dependency

88.6

Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Bear Lake County, Idaho Sex Ratio

Female

3,042

50.70%

Male

2,958

49.30%

Bear Lake County, Idaho Population by Age

Bear Lake County, Idaho Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bear Lake County, Idaho Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.4%15.6%
All76.6%23.4%
Non Family66.2%33.8%
Male58.7%41.3%
Female55.3%44.7%

76.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bear Lake County, Idaho Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4242.4676.6
Married1,5342.9684.4
Non Family6161.1266.2
Female1992.5855.3
Male752.9358.7

2.87

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Bear Lake County, Idaho Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade541.36%
9th to 12th Grade2045.13%
High School Graduate1,52738.41%
Some College1,03626.06%
Associates Degree40510.19%
Bachelors Degree56114.11%
Graduate Degree1894.75%
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Bear Lake County, Idaho Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bear Lake County, Idaho Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,7213,521714
Hispanic1319812
Other Race60486
Black492418
2+ Races43436
Native American3724
Asian2828

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 36.73%.

Bear Lake County, Idaho Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,061$49,570$19,484
Less Than 9th Grade$24,643$40,833$9,875
High School Graduate$32,070$52,250$14,306
Some College$32,734$54,375$19,964
Bachelors Degree$32,321$38,750$
Graduate Degree$32,656$22,500$40,515

$32,061

Average Earnings

$49,570

Average Male

$19,484

Average Female

Bear Lake County, Idaho Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bear Lake County, Idaho Language by Age

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Bear Lake County, Idaho Language

96.19% of Bear Lake County, Idaho residents speak only English, while 3.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.74% of the population.

Bear Lake County, Idaho Language

Bear Lake County, Idaho Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,52486815.71%
Hispanic2407531.25%
Native604676.67%
Other1143429.82%
Black531833.96%
Multiple6623.03%

16.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.30%

Male Poverty Rate

17.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bear Lake County, Idaho

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bear Lake County, Idaho is Native, with 76.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bear Lake County, Idaho is Multiple, with 3.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.68%.

Bear Lake County, Idaho Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.33%
High School19.52%
Some College7.05%
Bachelors or Greater5.60%

Bear Lake County, Idaho Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed23.81%
Female Employed15.09%
Male Employed7.26%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Bear Lake County, Idaho Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bear Lake County, Idaho Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,167$66,372
Families$66,987$75,515
Married Families$76,806-
Non Families$25,625$37,416
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Income by Household Type

Bear Lake County, Idaho Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

67.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.8%

Male Marriage Rate

65.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Bear Lake County, Idaho Married by Age and Sex

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Bear Lake County, Idaho Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Bear Lake County, Idaho Marital Status by Race

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Bear Lake County, Idaho Marital Status

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314

Number of Veterans

304

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam156
First Gulf War52
Second Gulf War27
Korea20
World War II16

Bear Lake County, Idaho Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74107
75+91
55 to 6454
35 to 5449
18 to 3413

Bear Lake County, Idaho Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3147.56%
Hispanic63.37%

Bear Lake County, Idaho Veterans by Race

Bear Lake County, Idaho Veterans by Education

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4.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bear Lake County, Idaho Veterans by Education

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57.6%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Bear Lake County, Idaho Employment by Age

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Bear Lake County, Idaho Employment by Race

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Bear Lake County, Idaho Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.67%

Born in Bear Lake County, Idaho

96.92%

Native Born

3.08%

Foreign Born

1.23%

Non Citizen

1.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.92% of Bear Lake County, Idaho residents were born in the United States, with 58.67% having been born in Idaho. 1.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bear Lake County, Idaho Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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